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Plants for garden hardy mexican by Rosella Arthur - 03/19/2008
Plants for garden hardy mexican by Rosella Arthur - 03/19/2008 @ 14.53min
This is a great idea. I really like the idea of a food forest. I know someone who is not only doing this but going a step further. He is going to convert an old commercial building that he owns into a green hub for the city. The food forest will consist of 20 or more species of trees, most of which can be found at my neighborhood tree lot. I think he will call it the Wildsmith Wild Forest. Just great. Food, shelter, wildlife, power, a retreat.
Growing Locally - Some Pro's And Con's by Stacey Wiseman - 07/27/2007
Growing Locally - Some Pro's And Con's by Stacey Wiseman - 07/27/2007 @ 15.17min
Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a boom in backyard vegetable gardening and the reasons for this boom are because of the decrease in cost of seeds, availability of available seeds and an increasing interest in eating local and growing your own.
When it comes to growing local and it comes to growing food, there are a lot of pros and cons. It is much more fun to eat fresh produce than grocery store. I know you would be the first to say fresh veggies are healthier than the usual grocery store offerings. When it comes to growing food it is a little more work. The term work may seem like a negative but I think work is relative to how much time you can dedicate to it. When you grow your own food you must make sure that you plan for it properly, establish a proper space for the garden and it has to be harvested regularly. Then there are the down sides of growing locally like insects and weeds that are bigger than store bought produce. Insects can make grown foods less safe to eat if you don’t quarantine your plants. Vegetables can also be harder to grow than store bought produce so they need to be planted and raised to a larger size than usual. And finally, growing your own can be difficult because of a lack of access to land. You either have to purchase land or make the land you are planting on yourself. To really have the best produce you should start with 2 locations, if you’re lucky enough to have one.
Gardening is supposed to be a very relaxing activity but it is one of those activities that can require more of a commitment than you would expect. There are a lot of seeds that you buy for a garden but then you still have to plant them and water them. It is almost like keeping a pet which involves money, time, effort and love.
Do you prefer buying fresh fruits and vegetables or having them sent to you? Do you think it's better to grow your own food or to buy it? Why?
This is my best attempt at a Kitchen Aid mixer - Kitchen Knive M and T by JVille - 07/25/2007
This is my best attempt at a Kitchen Aid mixer - Kitchen Knive M and T by JVille - 07/25/2007 @ 16.39min
The Kitchen Knives is the invention of an Italian man and a Japanese woman. In the late 1950's, one of the founders met at a restaurant in NYC. In the late 1980's one of the founders met at a university in Japan. At the time, their relationship was defined as friends who happened to also be married. Then one day in the late 80's, the founders' daughter asked them to teach her how to cook. Their first lesson was a failure, but that was to be expected. They followed up this lesson with a second lesson a year later. The founders knew that they were on the path to creating something meaningful.
The Kitchen Knives were put together in the early 1990's, in their first headquarters which was a converted family home in Brooklyn. It was here where they first began to train their own staff. For two years, the staff received both paid training and hands-on training to perfect their skills. As the founders watched their staff learning, they noticed how the staff was well trained, the process was stable and the cost of failure was less than it was with other brands.
When the founders realized that they could run a business making this kind of knife, they asked themselves "what would it take to make money at this business?" Since the innovation was to be a high volume company, they asked themselves what it would take to build a brand that would generate enough returns to sustain this business.
Their research showed that Americans were spending $190 billion a year on kitchen knives and food processing tools. This is a $37 billion a year industry. Their research also showed that Americans had $39 billion of unused kitchen space. So the company decided that they would focus on this growing industry by making the "kitchen a dream come true."
Through the process of creativity, design, and hard work, they were able to give customers a dream for their kitchen. They wanted to make great and amazing kitchen appliances but they also wanted to keep their company from being big, like big food processors, or big distributors. They wanted to keep their company small because they wanted to make quality and a good product to be the only reason to buy their products. They also wanted their products to be affordable to their customer base. They saw this product line as a way to reach their customer base by building a dream.
I'm just not convinced by all the singing in the tv ads, if I'm going to lose 60 lbs then I would want to be in a role where I have to do a little of that sort of thing! In my version I have a more food-centric and humorous voice, as well as a reading of the entire text rather than just choruses. I want to honor the music too. I don't feel I'm imposing anything by saying that, though, as I know there are lots of different approaches to adapting lyrics. I like the song "Down In The valley" in the movie "House" too, though.
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